Another couple of months gone.
Got the last couple of pieces put onto the front of the 02. Picked up another grill and found another piece of grill trim for the 04.
I thought the little bit of chrome on the grill trim was ridiculous, so I did what a lot of other guys have done and I plastidipped it. It turned out pretty well, but, like most first attempts, there are things I would do differently on my next go around. I also got tired of waiting for a nose badge, I'm never in time to the parts yards to get it, and they want too much IMO for a new one. So I used my plotter to make a stand-in.
Not too bad, if I do say so myself. Now to find a 2003+ Rear bumper in PR4 and I'll be a happy boy. Unfortunately, starting to have some sensor issues. The Oil-pressure light comes on whenever I go to an idle. Oil level is perfect, engine temp is nice and frosty, just goes on and off, on and off... saw several of the same problem on a smattering of dodge boards and they all say it's the pressure sending unit. And now the brake light, the one that comes on with the E-brake, flashes on any time you aren't depressing the foot brake... and I never use the E-brake to begin with, so...
It's always one thing or another with cars in general, so I'm not really surprised by any of it. There's always something that needs replaced or repaired. And it's a quirky, little car in the first place, so I can only expect so much, I'm trying to bring it back from the brink.
I have noticed that I am only getting about 23-25 mpg from it and I drive this thing easy
. It's an automatic and kind of doggy to begin with, so I take it real slow and never rev it up, even with new filters, 89 octane fuel... stuck in the mid 20's. If anyone has any advice for any of these issues feel free to chime in, though I'll be searching through the forums so don't feel too obligated, haha.
In other words, progress has been good. I'll have to wait on the side skirts for a little while anyways, but I'm hoping to get them on before the end of the summer. See you all around!